The Center for Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Research focuses on children and families, with an emphasis on disadvantaged and minority populations who experience a disproportionate burden of diabetes.
- Promote the clinical investigation of mechanisms, diagnosis, and primary prevention of type 2 diabetes among vulnerable youth.
- Foster collaboration and facilitate interdisciplinary research between investigators interested in childhood obesity and diabetes prevention.
- Promote community involvement in diabetes prevention research that focuses on obesity reduction in ethnic/racial minority and economically disadvantaged pediatric populations.
- Disseminate our findings and promote the translation of research program findings into appropriate clinical and community settings.